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Merak House Reviews

Besarina Cikma 5, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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42 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Not much atmosphere to speak of, but ok room. great location but the private rooms are a 10 minute walk from the main building. Hot water ran out after one shower though, so when sharing a house between 7ish people it got pretty annoying having to shower in arctic temperatures. Pretty average stay apart from that.


No kitchen, no computer, wifi doesn't work, washing machine (cloth) very expencive, bathroom not clean, ..these poor facilities don't value the price. The staff is sympatic thow, and the excursion interesting (but very expencive too). Could be a great place if the owner would care about the stay conditions.

  • 26th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Actually when we arrived we got placed in another hostel just arround the corner to stay with our friends, who booked later.


Had an absolute nightmare trying to find the place. The hostel reception wasn't labelled or even open we had to eventually ring them. It was really stressful and confusing so that should be made better. The actual place we stayed in was very nice tho and had a great location.


Don't be fooled by the address - that's just where the office is. The accommodation is actually 500m out of town towards the east. Very crafty! Regardless, it was cheap and easy. Sarajevo is pretty small so it doesn't really matter that you're on the edge of town. Accommodation was a bit dirty, especially the kitchen but the room was neat and clean. Make sure you walk along the river to the Goat bridge (6km return) and do the walking tour by a guy called Nino (google it). Amazing!


Top hostel where I booked a dorm and got the room all to myself! Some waiting around for my late check in but hospitality and 24 bakery 1 minute walk away more than made up for it! Nice walk up the hill nearby :)


Great, friendly staff, excellent location!

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